State of California: State directives (March 17 2020)
YMCA of San Diego County is offering enhanced child care referrals for health care professionals. Call (619) 952-0242 (Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm). If busy, leave a message or call the general referral line at 1-800-481-2151.
Women Infant and Children Services (WIC) offices in San Diego and Imperial County continue to provide services to current and new participants. For health and safety purposes, WIC is providing appointments and food benefits by phone. For families who are new to WIC or have not yet received the WIC Card, please direct them to find their closest WIC office via www.sdwic.com.
Since many WIC-approved items may be unavailable or the item may not be marked appropriately, WIC is highly encouraging families on the program to download the California WIC App. The app has a barcode scanner that will help them confirm if a food is WIC-approved. The app is available for free in the Google Play and Apple stores.
Note: If you can afford to purchase other items, please try to avoid purchasing items with a WIC logo on the shelf price tag when grocery shopping. If stores run out of WIC-approved options, WIC families will not be able to purchase these foods. Additionally, if a grocery store is out of WIC infant formula, direct WIC families to contact their local WIC office for help.